This post is in reference to the Day of the Dead, the day that follows Halloween.
I didn't used to know about Day of the Dead,
the celebration of those who have passed
and how they come out one night a year to visit and rejoice with loved ones.
HERE is a link to explain it better if you are not familiar with it.
It's also about one of the local cemeteries here in Rock Island.
A cemetery that is listed as one of America's top haunted spots.
There's a lot of statues and monuments in the cemetery and I believe I've written a post a few years back about them, complete with photos but I will share a few of them here again.
You can also go HERE for more info.
Here's a few of my photos:
These were taken with my old camera.
I apologize for the blurriness.
It's a big cemetery and then across the road is another cemetery -
Here's a couple of photos from there:
I went to find the post that I had written about the time my sister talked me into going to the cemetery at night during Day of the Dead.
I thought it was just a couple of years ago but evidently it was FIVE!
It kinda freaks me out how time is flying!
Ever since then she's tried talking me into going back.
Last year I can't remember my excuse.
Maybe it had rained
or it was really cold
or I had to work the next day and didn't want to be out late.
Unfortunately this year I just realized the weather it supposed to be in the 70's during the day
and no rain
and I have the next day, Wednesday off.
I still don't want to go back,
not after what showed up on my photos from the first time we went!
But I have a feeling that my sister will really push me to go.
Last time I was told it probably was moisture on my camera lens.
If I were to go this year, I'd be using my iPhone....
but I'm not going!
Anyway, HERE is the post.
Complete with photos of what was in the cemetery that night.